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One Die Wonder with Accuquilt Project

What a month this has been!  People quarantined in their homes with the people they love (hopefully).  My husband and I have been joking “It’s a good thing I like you.”  Not too much has changed for us though.  My husband works from home, and I’m a quilter.  If I was locked in my home for a year, I couldn’t use all my fabric or finish my wish list of quilts.  I hope and pray all is well in your world.  We will get through this.

One Die WonderThis months  Island Batik   Ambassador challenge is using our AccuQuilt Go Cutter and a Block on Board Die.  The AccuQuilt BOB Dies include all of the shapes you need to create a quilt block on a single die. The shapes are clearly labeled “A B C D” with directions for precutting your fabric to place over the shapes.

The block I was given was the  Glorious Nine Patch, not a block I would want to attempt without the AccuQuilt cutter. It was wonderful to have all those curves cut precisely  with dog ears,  notches, and accurate 1/4″ seams for easy piecing.  Also, you can layer up to 6 layers of fabric allowing you to cut more than one block at a time.  What a time saver!


I chose the Island Batik’s solid black basic with four colors of the foundation fabrics (Marble-Aqua, Dandelion-Wisteria, Foulard-Apple, and Foulard-Waterfall).  I loved the dramatic look the black brought to the quilt with the contrasting bright colors. I used only two colors instead of the three recommended:  I lost a little of the block look, but I liked the effect.


Construction was fairly easy; you still had bias edges to deal with, but with a lot of pinning it came together well.


I designed the quilt using EQ8 and my design wall.  I extended the borders to complete the feather design; the quilt ended up 62″ square and used all four yards of black batik I was given.  I used the brights and pieced together the binding.IMG_2286

The quilting was also fun for this block.  I used Aurifil #4241 on the black, which gave just enough contrast to show the quilting.  I also used Aurifil #5005, #2520 and #1231 in the blocks.


The weather has been perfect for eating out on the deck and for pictures.  Although I missed my great photographer (my son David), I am proud that he is serving as a deputy sheriff in the midst of this national crisis.  His county recently closed its beaches, so stay off the beaches folks and stay safe!




11 thoughts on “One Die Wonder with Accuquilt Project

  1. This is gorgeous! I love the look of the block with two fabrics, and these colors are beautiful together. And the way the curved quilting shows up is fabulous!


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